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Brexit Stock Market Crash-What Should Investors Do Now?

Brexit Stock Market Crash-What Should Investors Do Now?

By in Economics, Investing, Video | 0 comments

Help-What Should I do About a Stock Market Crash? I got an email this morning from one of my freelance investment writing clients to find out if I could help investors worried about their 401k accounts after the Brexit stock market crash. Yesterday, Britain voted to leave the European Union-Brexit. I whipped out an article and decided, that even though I’m somewhat uncomfortable with video, I had to let you know how not to panic.  Investment markets tanked today and left many investors worried and uncertain how to proceed.  Here’s what to do now, after the Brexit stock market...

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5 Reasons to Choose Index Funds for Your Investment Portfolio

5 Reasons to Choose Index Funds for Your Investment Portfolio

By in Investing, Money Management, Mutual Funds, Stocks | 23 comments

Stock Picking is Time Consuming & Destined for Underperformance I haven’t always been an index fund investor. When I started investing, I was a value stock picker. I wanted to invest in companies stocks  that were selling below than their intrinsic value. I spent hours reviewing company annual reports, Securities and Exchange (SEC) documents and listening to company conference calls. During those years, there were some amazing wins – I bought Oracle priced in the teens and sold it for over $100 per share. There were also some losses. Nokia looked like at a bargain at $30 after falling 50 percent, but...

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5 Fundamental Strategies for Investing in Small Businesses

5 Fundamental Strategies for Investing in Small Businesses

By in Advanced Investing, Guest Post, Investing, Stocks | 2 comments

How to Begin Investing in Small Businesses-Stocks or Actual Businesses Guest contributor, Barney Whistance The most basic question for any small business investor is where to focus their time, money, and energy. With nearly 27.9 million small businesses in the US alone, and with few research services available, it can be challenging to find the gems in the rough – the businesses worth investing in. In the small business investment market there are going to be great opportunities for above-market returns, but not all companies are worth focusing on. A good place to start are these strategies for investing...

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Would You Use a Robo-Advisor? Here’s What a Millennial Thinks

Would You Use a Robo-Advisor? Here’s What a Millennial Thinks

By in Asset Allocation, Automatic Saving, Guest Post, Investing, Money Management | 5 comments

Have You Been Thinking About Getting Investing Help From a Robo-Advisor? 5 Reasons You Should By staff columnist, Alexandra Deluise   In today’s technologically-driven society, it should come as no surprise that robo-advisors are now “a thing.” After all, we like automating everything – why not our investing advice? If you’ve been thinking about whether you should use a robo-advisor, this article will help you answer the question, ‘Should I use a robo-advisor?’ Robo-advisors work by using algorithms to help clients make the best investing decisions, weighing the client’s tolerance for risk and desired length of investment into the equation....

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5 Signs it May Be Time to Sell Your Mutual Fund

5 Signs it May Be Time to Sell Your Mutual Fund

By in Investing, Money Management, Mutual Funds | 2 comments

Should I Sell My Mutual Fund? By Guest Contributor, Arielle O’Shea The first quarter of 2016 saw one of the greatest stock market recoveries in modern history — it was the first time in over 80 years that the Standard & Poor’s 500 index dropped by more than 10% over three months and yet still managed to finish ahead of its start. Does this market volatility mean you need to sell your mutual fund?  In retrospect, the seesaw quarter underlines the advice experts give to long-term investors: Keep to your plan and stomach the troughs. Smart investing is like...

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Should You Invest In An IPO?

Should You Invest In An IPO?

By in Advanced Investing, Investing, Stocks | 9 comments

Should I Invest in an IPO (Initial Public Offering) and Strike it Rich? Not unless you’re willing to lose a lot of money. Are you upset you missed the Facebook IPO a few years back? Do you feel like a loser because you didn’t get in on Alibaba? For those of you part of the maker movement, you’re probably familiar with Etsy. On it’s first day of trading in 2015, this craft portal for small makers rose 88% to a value of over $3 billion. Not a bad return for one day! But wait, it’s currently recognized as one...

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